The Oxford House is the only true bed-and-breakfast in Hamilton, and one imagines that even if it had competition, it would still be the best. Even executives staying in town should be impressed by the elegant beige two-story town house, which is two blocks from the capital's shops, ferries, and buses. Rooms have Internet and desks. The 1938 inn is family-owned and -operated, and each room is individually decorated with pretty, matching fabrics and antique and reproduction
furniture. Polished cedar floors, a fireplace, and handsome Chippendale chairs lend warmth to the breakfast room, where you can sample scones each morning. There are coffeemakers in the rooms as well.